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2022 Camp Sunrise Gala of Light

We are so grateful for everyone’s support of our September 2022 Camp Sunrise Gala at Turf Valley Resort! It was great to see everyone in person and there was so much fun and energy at the Gala. Our Cocktail Hour, Raffles, and Silent Auction gave everyone time to mingle and bid on their favorite items - as well as listen to some beautiful music from our very talented Camp Sunrise Staff and camper:  Campbell Charshee, Indy Dorman, and Noah Kabia.


Following the Cocktail Hour we went to the beautifully decorated ballroom for dinner and our evening program.  Jason Newton was our lively and wonderful Master of Ceremonies.  We were pleased to have our Camper Ambassadors be so involved in the program - helping out with the Live Auction, Raffles and Raise the Paddle.

Because of you and your generosity, we exceeded our fundraising goal by raising almost $310,000 for our Camp programs - and our very deserving campers and their families.  Whether you made a donation, attended the Gala, or purchased a live or silent auction item, YOU helped us reach those goals and fulfill our mission of supporting Camp Sunrise, Camp SunSibs and Camp at Hopkins.

We heard so many positive comments about the 2022 Camp Sunrise Gala - everyone loved the Silent and Live auction items, the delicious food, and the gorgeous table displays (and, of course, the dancing at the end of the night).

We were extremely fortunate to have Ryleigh Vasold, Matt Shollenberger, and Steve Shollenberger share their personal stories about how cancer has impacted each of them - and their family.  Their words were beyond moving - and we all have a better understanding of how a pediatric cancer diagnosis and treatment impacts our campers and their families.  Their love and friendship for fellow campers at all three camps clearly reflect the strong bonds that are created by a camp experience.


For all that you do to help these brave children, Thank you.


Sponsorship opportunities are offered from $1,000.

Live Auction

Additional event updates and LIVE Auction information will be posted as it becomes available.


Many thanks to all who purchased tickets.
Gala of Light Tickets are SOLD OUT!

2024  Camp Sunrise Gala of Light
2024  Camp Sunrise Gala of Light
Join us for a wonderful evening of great food, great fun, and great memories.
Sep 14, 2024, 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM EDT
Turf Valley Resort,
2700 Turf Valley Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042, USA


Camp Sunrise Gala Jason Newton
A proud Baltimore native, Jason joined WBAL-TV 11 News in 2013 as co-anchor of WBAL-TV 11 News Today and is host of the public affairs show "11 TV Hill".  His news travels have taken him around the country covering stories of national interest, earning him an Emmy Award in 2017 and Associated Press award for "Outstanding In-Depth Reporting" in 2006.    Jason has a degree in broadcast journalism from the Philip Merrill School of Journalism at the University of Maryland-College Park.

Gala Co-Chairs

Mary Dorman

Susan Edwards

Gala Committee

Cindy Hearn, Steph Davis 

We're looking for new members to join our committee.  Interested parties may contact our Gala Co-chairs for more information. 

We hope to see you soon! 

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